Antigua man charged over death of three-year-old

Regino Nicholas.

Police in Antigua and Barbuda have charged a Cades Bay man after a three-year-old girl was hit and killed earlier this week at Johnson’s Point.

Jadianne Spencer, of Bathlodge, was struck by a silver Toyota Corolla driven by Regino Nicholas on Monday afternoon.

The vehicle appeared to be travelling south just before 4pm when it suddenly careered into pedestrians.

The Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda has now charged Nicholas, 22, with causing death by dangerous driving.

He was remanded in custody.

He also struck the girl’s mother, Honora Thomas, as well as Carol Richards, the child’s aunt.

The victims were transferred to Mount St John’s Medical Centre, with Jadianne pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Thomas had been placed in a medically induced coma but WIC News understands that she is now awake and has been informed about her daughter’s death. They remain in hospital.

Both Thomas and Richards suffered numerous broken bones, according to local media reports.

Initial reports stated that the youngest victim was two years old.


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